Initiatives & Releases

Initiatives Lifecycle

Eurex Clearing regularly introduces optional and/or mandatory initiatives aimed at enhancing our C7 clearing architecture. It’s critical that our Members are aware of these changes and understand what they need to do to continue to trade and clear at Eurex without issue. To assist our Members, we created the below summary of important items associated with Eurex Clearing initiatives.

If you have any questions regarding the items below, please reach out to your Account Manager or Client Services at


Eurex Clearing regularly introduces a broad range of new initiatives such as: 

  • frequent releases with regulatory and market driven changes impacting C7, OTC, SCS and Prisma
  • new product introductions 
  • ongoing system enhancements 
Introduction Cycle

C7 releases are typically introduced twice a year in Q2 and Q4

OTC, SCS and Prisma releases are typically  introduced several times a year.  

Additionally, there are periodically ad-hoc regulatory changes or pressing system enhancements introduced outside of this biannual cycle. 

Find here a general overview of reoccurring Eurex Clearing initiatives.  

Information Channels 

The announcement of new initiatives is communicated via Circular. We recommend subscribing to our Circulars and Newsflashes for categories relevant to you and your team, to be informed automatically. 

Following the announcement Circular additional information/ updates are provided via:  

  • Readiness Newsflashes 
  • Focus calls  
  • Eurex Support webpages  
  • Member outreach  

Learn more about information channels which will help you with your readiness. 

Details and documentation

Under Eurex Support the Initiatives & Releases webpages serve as the central source of information for all our initiatives that impact our members. 

The Initiatives & Releases webpages provide all relevant details of new initiatives including: 

  • Key dates   
  • System documentation 
  • Readiness videos 
  • Action items for readiness  
  • Related Circulars & Newsflashes 

Simulation Phase

To ensure a smooth transition, a simulation environment is provided for clients to ensure that the upcoming changes and internal systems are sufficiently tested prior to go-live.  

Typically, changes are provided in the simulation environment 6 to 8 weeks prior to go-live. 

Here you can find an overview of our Eurex and Eurex Clearing simulation calendar.

Readiness Statement & Go-Live

For all major initiatives we request our members to submit a Readiness statement 10 days prior to go-live using the 5-digit Member ID and PIN*. The PIN is provided to the assigned Central Coordinator via E-mail. The Readiness Statement can be found on the respective Initiatives Page or in the Readiness Statement announcement Newsflash.  

Please note that according to the Connection Agreement § 10 (3) the Contractual Party shall provide Eurex Clearing, prior to the first use of the Clearing EDP after a Release had been implemented, with a written statement confirming to Eurex Clearing that

  • the updated Clearing EDP successfully passed internal test procedures, and
  • the Participant System and the Participant Software interact with the updated Clearing EDP without any errors or interruptions. 

*For clients that are both Trading & Clearing Members, it’s important to note that PINs are provided per markets (i.e. Eurex PIN vs. Eurex Clearing PIN). 



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